Dell Outlet - How bad is "scratch & dent"?

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  1. Ichinenjuu

    Ichinenjuu Suffering from Affluenza

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    Just saw a really cool Dell computer I like for sale on the Dell outlet. Might want to get it, but it says "scratch & dent". Does anyone have experience buying from the Dell outlet? Did you ever buy one that said "scratch & dent"? Would it just be a stupid idea to buy a computer that says that...?
     
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    It is indeed scratched up and dented.

    I mean, cosmetically it should be a problem if you are looking for a perfect computer, but functionally it should work great.
     
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    Ichinenjuu Suffering from Affluenza

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    Yeah, that probably would bug me. I can deal with a couple scratches...but a "dent" sounds pretty bad.

    And nevermind anyway, it's gone, someone got it. I'd go mad watching the outlet store for a computer I like to show up...it'd be gone in a few minutes...
     
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    New inventory drops 40min after the hour, like now.
     
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    Well, I'll keep my eye out. :)
     
  6. Opteron

    Opteron Notebook Evangelist

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    I have seen scratch and dents go a lot more then refurbished lappies

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
     
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    I have purchased the Certified Refurbished from them twice and now awaiting the delivery of a 'new' netbook from them. I got a Dell Mini 1012 and an Inspiron 17R 2nd Gen from them so far in the outlet and been very pleased. I found no cosmetic damage to either unit and am really looking forward to the 11z we just ordered this week, although that was a new unit, I am sure it will be just fine. I've had four computers from Dell and this latest one is the third I've bought 'new' and the other two (desktops) that I bought new are still running smoothly too. Overall I really like Dell's products. :D

    I posted this thread almost a year ago and I think there's some feedback on this subject you'd be interested it so I am editing to add this link:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/dell/545102-what-do-you-think-outlet-deals.html
     
  8. AndehX

    AndehX Notebook Enthusiast

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    "scratch and dent" usually means 1 tiny little nick in a completely obscure place.
     
  9. WaitWut?

    WaitWut? Notebook Enthusiast

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    Bought a couple things from the outlet over the past few years and "scratch & dent" was nothing. Never had a "dent".. just minor scratches that were hardly noticeable. I had to look for them to find it..

    It's usually free shipping and you could always return it if the dent or scratch bugs you that much.
     
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    JayLo Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ditto here. Any cosmetic blemishes on Scratch and Dent machines I have ordered have all been minor or unnoticeable.

    Dell is pretty good about returns without fees if you don't like a machine but still plan to order from them.
     
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